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Rocket steamer cruise in Bangladesh for an ultimate wildlife estuaries and Bagerhat heritage site expeditions

The Rocket Steamer Service run by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC). At present, this service is open for 6 days a week (Friday off ) from Dhaka, leaving at 1800 hours. On this trip, we shell provide first class cabin accommodation in twin bed on boat. food included from the restaurant on board. The famous paddle wheel steamer (now converted from steam to marine diesel engine) on ward to Hularhat then Morelgonj final stoppage now a days and PS Mahsud old rocket steamer Depart Dhaka to Mongla and Khulna on every Wednesday.

This trip cover the sundarbans wildlife estuaries along with the best scenic beautiful creeks berikhal canal of the sundarbans forest from Dhaka based rocket steamer and return by evening flight or train / Volvo bus

Private trip in sundarbans by rocket steamer journey for an ultimate bird watching or dolphin watching within two days inside the Mangrove forest or Tiger searching trip within 4 days around estuaries during off season ( June to September )Sundarban package tour confirmed Departure where single tourists also can join:

  • 22nd Dec if rocket journey or 23rd if overnight Ac bus journey to Khulna / Mongla and 24,25,26 Dec inside the core zone
  • 29th Dec by rocket steamer from Dhaka or 30th Dec if overnight Volvo bus from Dhaka and 31st Dec, 1st January, 2nd January 2019 inside the forest.
  •  30th January from Dhaka by rocket steamer and return on 3rd February,
  • 30th January to 3rd February
  • 6th Feb to 10th February 2019.

we have confirm departure on every Friday from Mongla based 9 person or 20 person or 35 person capacities tourist boats as we run the boat as per group size. we also operate private trip.
you will have to plan like – Thursday on 7th February: overnight Volvo bus journey to Khulna and on arrival in the morning 58km car drive to Mongla joining in our package tour to the wildlife santuaries for next 3 days. you will return Dhaka by overnight Scania Volvo bus journey to Dhaka on 10th February.
Price per person – US$ 285 including all cost from Dhaka
Price not includes: food during road journey.
option-1:
22nd or 29th December or 6th February: Dhaka to Hularhat by British built rocket paddle steamer 1st class private cabin overnight journey to south.
23rd or 30th December or 7th February: in the morning enjoy rivers of life while you find the rocket stopped several places and at around 10:00 AM you will leave the rocket and car journey to Bagerhat World heritage Mosque and shrine of Khan jahan Ali along with nine dome Mosque, continue on to Mongla pashur hotel where you stay in deluxe room.

24th or 31st December or 8th February: you will board into tourist boat for heading Sundarban wildlife estuary at Katka, before sunset observe wildlife from observation tower or wildlife watching trail up to Tiger hill.

25th or 1st January or 9th February: this day started by 05:30 AM for a existing boat trip through canal by small boat seeing the wildlife and aquatic mammals from our close after having breakfast either dense forest grasslands through walk up to katka beach and Jamtola beach trail or adventure walking from Katka to Kachikhali within 7 km trail through forest and beach while you find breathtaking beauty and diverse wildlife, after lunch visit Kachikhali wildlife sanctuary and canal cruise seeing the magnificent wildlife and bird species, BBQ dinner.

26th or 2nd January or 10th February: in this day the boat return through Barrikhal channel where often spotted estuarine crocodile and endanger species, explore Harbaria Eco tourism center, in the evening leaving the boat and car drive to Khulna catching overnight Volvo bus journey to Dhaka or continue on to Jessore catching evening flight to Dhaka.

Price per person: US$ 400.00

Price includes all cost as per itinerary.
price not includes: food during rocket and road bus journey.

Notes: we provide super food and snacks on boat during 3 days inside the forest only.

Our private tour on every weekend

Day 1- Wednesday: Depart Dhaka by the Rocket Steamer once Launce British Raj as paddle wheel steamer only elite classes people and Jamindar uses 1st class but now decreasing the aristocracy just remaining popularity existed as the Service run by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC). At present, this service is open for 6 days a week (Friday off ) from Dhaka, leaving at 1800 hours. On this trip, we shell provide first class cabin accommodation in twin bed on boat. food included from fine dining on the boat. Please note that beer or hard liquor is not available in the restaurant. overnight on the Paddle Steamer Ac cabin.

please Note: every Thursday and Monday from Dhaka run by New shaped rocket launch and other days British built dilapidated steamer enjoyed and attracted by foreign travelers. 

Day -2 on Thursday: in the morning you will chance to look the riverine rustic beauty and the countryside along the river ways until arrive at Hularhat  by 09:30 am then 1 and half hour car journey to Bagerhat World heritage Mosque along with other historical place, late in the afternoon check in hotel for shower and before sunset rickshaw trip along the bank of Pashur river and visit Mongla port city, after having dinner sleep in Pashur hotel.

Day-03 on Friday: early in the morning you will Board to the boat at Mongla in the Morning. On way, we will stop at chandpai forest station to take the permit finally. in the late afternoon bird watching trip into the canal, sitting on the watch tower to have a look the wildlife in the evening, overnight in couple / twin cabin room of the boat at Katka forest station.

Day-04 on Saturday: On this day, we will offer different activities at around Katka & Kachikhali, like walking into the forest, sitting on the watch tower to have a look the wildlife, going into the beach through jungle grassland in a group. adventure walking into the mangrove forest around many deer about to Tiger tilla, Birds watching through canal in the evening by a country boat. overnight nearby Kachikhali forest station or cruise back to Harintana / bird canal.

Day-05 on Sunday: wooden boat trip through bird canal where you find maximum species mangrove plants and get the chance many species of bird, macaque and deer, return to the vessel for a magnificent cruise through Barrikhal channel is very narrow criss-crossses and spotted few endanger species included Musket fin foot, egrets, crocodile, deer and Macaque, it takes 3 hours and half while we reached at Harbaria Eco tourism center searching Tiger foot print in the mud along the walk through wooden made path, in the evening we leave the boat at Mongla or Khulna by 07:30 PM having an early dinner leave the boat catching overnight train / Volvo bus journey to Dhaka.

Price Per person in BDT:  32,000 to 35,000 ( single and couple each cost )

Price per person: BDT.  (Transport : Rocket + Boat + Car + bus)

06 person —- 08 person — 10 person

28,500 ……… 22,500 …….. 21,500

Tour Price includes:

* Dhaka – Hularhat by rocket steamer 1st class

* 3 days Sundarban cruise around Kotka, kachikhali and herbaria or berikhal channel.

* all food with BAR B Q dinner ( 3 meal and 2 snacks in a day, all time tea / coffee and bottle water, fruits, drinks

* pick from residence to boat and airport drop to residence,

* Sixty domed Mosque sight-seeing;

* Mongla – Jessore by a/c transport

* Jessore – Dhaka by united / regent air flight;

* Foreigners permission for sundarban forest;

* Experienced English speaking tour guide.

Sundarban trip by rocket steamer and overnight sleeper train

Day-01 on Thursday: in the evening transfer to catch overnight sleeper train private cabin or A/c chair or A/c Scania Volvo bus journey to Khulna.

Day-02 on Friday: early in the morning you will one hour car drive to board to the boat and immediately started cruise. On way, we will stop at chandpai forest station to take the permit finally. in the late afternoon bird watching trip into the canal, sitting on the watch tower to have a look the wildlife in the evening, overnight in couple / twin cabin room of the boat at Katka forest station.

Day-03 on Saturday: On this day, we will offer different activities at around Katka & Kachikhali, like walking into the forest, sitting on the watch tower to have a look the wildlife, going into the beach through jungle grassland in a group. adventure walking into the mangrove forest around many deer about to Tiger tilla, Birds watching through canal in the evening by a country boat. overnight nearby Kachikhali forest station or cruise back to Harintana / bird canal.

Day-04 on Sunday: wooden boat trip through bird canal where you find maximum species mangrove plants and get the chance many species of bird, macaque and deer, return to the vessel for a magnificent cruise through Barrikhal channel is very narrow criss-crossses and spotted few endanger species included Musket fin foot, egrets, crocodile, deer and Macaque, it takes 3 hours and half while we reached at Harbaria Eco tourism center searching Tiger foot print in the mud along the walk through wooden made path, in the evening we leave the boat at Mongla for night pass at Mongla.

Day-05 on Monday: in the morning private car drive to Bagerhat world heritage sites, after an early lunch resume drive to Hularhat catching rocket steamer 1st class journey to Dhaka.

Day-06 on Tuesday: in the morningtransfer to your hotel by CNG

Price Per person in US$ 450.00 ( if we could not find sleeper cabin in train then total US$. 30.00 deducted from tour price.

Price per person: BDT.  (Transport : Rocket + Boat + Car + bus / train )

Private tour price if the tour exclusively run for 2 person then we need Minimum – US$ 1220 for 2 person

Tour Price includes:

* Hularhat to Dhaka by rocket steamer 1st class

* 3 days Sundarban cruise around Kotka, kachikhali and herbaria or berikhal channel.

* all food with BAR B Q dinner ( 3 meal and 2 snacks in a day, all time tea / coffee and bottle water, fruits, drinks

* pick from residence to boat and airport drop to residence,

* Sixty domed Mosque sight-seeing;

* Mongla – Khulna and Mongla to Hularhat via Bagerhat by a/c car

* Foreigners permission for sundarban forest;

* Experienced basic English speaking tour guide.

Price Excludes: food during stay in hotel and rocket steamer but you can order on your wish.

Departure time from Dhaka : 06:00 Pm from Dhaka Sadarghat and arrived Chandpur by 11:00 PM and Barishal by early morning, Hularhat at 09:30am and Morelgonj by 02:40 PM.

Morrelgonj – Hularhat – Dhaka: Departure Morrelgonj 02:00 PM , Departure Hularhat at 06:00 PM, Departure

Feature of the cruise: rural landscape and riverine Bangladesh / sixty dome Mosque and other historical sites / wildlife / herbaria Eco tourism / sundarbans canal cruise /

Duration: 3 Days / 3 nights

Rocket Steamer cruise based day trip to the sundarbans and half day trip to Bagerhat sixty dome Mosque

Tour itinerary:

Day-01: Dhaka to Hularhat by Paddle wheel steamer

In the afternoon (16:00 hrs), we start journey to Sadarghat steamer port. On arrival at Sadarghat accommodate the Rocket steamer & start cruise at 18:30 hrs. The famous paddle wheel steamer (now converted from steam to marine diesel engine) on ward to Hularhat. Night pass in the 1st class AC cabin on the steamer.

Day-02: Full day trip to Sundarbans

Paddle wheel steamer will arrive Hularhat by 09-30 hrs. drive to Mongla port to board into the small fiber boat for day long cruise around Herbaria Eco tourism center to walk wooden path where you find magical mangroves and Tiger foot print, on our back visit Koromjal crocodile breeding center, leave the boat by evening and check in to the hotel Passur on the river bank and overnight stay at hotel Pasur

Day-03: rocket cruise and Bagerhat sixty dome Mosque

in the morning drive to Bagerhat sixty dome Mosque and other historical sites after 3 hours of visiting drive to Hularhat to take your return cruise journey to Dhaka, at around 14:00 hour cruise started and rest of the time experience scenic majesty of countryside from front of the rocket, overnight in the 1st class cabin.

Day-04: early in the morning CNG transfer you to the nominated pickup point.

Price per person: Taka if the trip both way rocket steamer 1st class journey

1 person – 2 person – 3 person – 4 person – 5 person – 6 person+

29,000 …. 19,000…. 15,500 …..14,500 …. 13,500 ….. 12,500

Price includes:

English speaking tour guide

A/c Vehicles

Both way Rocket Steamer 1st class cabin and 1 lunch during sundarbans cruise

Sundarbans Trip/forest permission and taxes

Hotel Passur A/c Accommodations on twin sharing basis

Tour Guide

Price shall exclude:

Food/Mineral Water/soft Drinks and tips.

Rocket Steamer cruise and day trip to the sundarbans based air

Mode of transport: Dhaka – Hularhat by rocket steamer and Hularhat – Mongla and Mongla – Bagerhat – Jessore by car, Jessore to Dhaka by evening domestic flight

feature of the cruise: rural landscape and riverine Bangladesh / wildlife / herbaria Eco tourism / sundarbans canal cruise / croc breeding center / World heritage sites – Mosque

Duration: 3 Days / 3 nights

Day-01: Dhaka to Hularhat by Paddle wheel steamer

In the afternoon (16:00 hrs), we start journey to Sadarghat steamer port. After arrival at Sadar ghat accommodate the Rocket steamer & start cruise at 18:30 hrs. The famous paddle wheel steamer (now converted from steam to marine diesel engine) on ward to Hularhat. Night pass in the 1st class AC cabin on the boat.

Day-02: rocket cruise and Bagerhat sixty dome Mosque

Paddle wheel steamer will arrive Hularhat by 09-30 hrs. Drive to Bagerhat by AC car to visit the historical sixty domes Mosque and The world heritage site along with other historical places of nearby areas. Transfer to Hotel Passur** by the river bank and overnight stay at hotel Pasur.

Day-03: Full day trip to Sundarbans

early in the morning board into the tourist boat (fiber boat) towards Sundarbans mangrove forest (2 hrs journey) through the Passur River and visit the Karamjal panoramic tourist Resort and salt water crocodile’s arboretum. You can walk through a wooden path deep inside the forest (1/2 km) to observe the forest vegetation and the wildlife like spotted deer, Monkeys wildfowl and beautiful birds. We will spend whole day by cruising different rivers and canals up to Harbaria Eco tourism center where you observe Tiger foot print and Magical mangrove even to feel the forest from very close with a rare chance to see a tiger and the fishermen. 1 hour cruise through narrow canal by special permission, cruise back to Mongla then 3 hours drive to Jessore catching evening flight to Dhaka.

Day-04: transfer you to the nominated pickup point.

Price per person: Taka if the trip one way rocket and return by air

1 person – 2 person – 3 person – 4 person – 5 person – 6 person+

32,000 …. 24,500…. 20,000 …..17,000 …. 16,000 ….. 15,000

Price per person: Taka if the trip one way rocket and return by overnight Volvo bus

1 person – 2 person – 3 person – 4 person – 5 person – 6 person+

24,000 …. 15,500…. 13,500 …..11,500 …. 11,000 ….. 10,500

Price includes:

Rocket Steamer 1st class cabin and 1 lunch during sundarbans cruise

Sundarbans Trip/forest permission and taxes

Hotel Passur A/c Accommodations on twin sharing basis

Tour Guide, Mongla – Jessore 3 hours car drive and air tickets or Volvo bus journey to Dhaka.

Price shall exclude:

Food/Mineral Water/soft Drinks and tips.

All inclusive weekend private tour packages price in US$

Tour Name Duration 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5person 6 person
1. Bagerhat and the Sundarban weekend package by rocket steamer and air + car 4 D / 4 N Wednesday  to Sunday US$ 650 US$ 410 US$ 400 US$ 380 US$ 360 US$ 340
2. Bagerhat and the Sundarban private trip by rocket steamer and air + car 4 D / 4 N US$ 1060 US$ 595 US$ 500 US$ 460 US$ 430 US$ 390
3. Sundarban private trip by air 3 D / 2 N US$ 1090 US$ 600 US$ 490 US$ 420 US$ 390 US$ 370
4. Bagerhat and the Sundarban private trip by rocket steamer + car & train 4 D / 4 N US$ 910 US$ 520 US$ 400 US$ 350 US$ 340 US$ 310
5. Bagerhat and overnight trip in sundarbans by rocket + air 3 D / 3 N US$ 780 US$ 480 US$ 425 US$ 370 US$ 340 US$ 310
6. Bagerhat and overnight trip in sundarban by rocket + air 2 D / 2 N US$ 490 US$ 290 US$ 255 US$ 230 US$ 215 US$ 195
7. Bagerhat + overnight trip in sundarban by rocket + train 2 D / 3 N US$ 440 US$ 260 US$ 225 US$ 200 US$ 190 US$ 170